The State 4-H Horse Show is an annual, 3-day event that brings together 4-Her’s age 13-19 from counties across the state. Members are selected by their county 4-H programs to participate in this event. Competing at the show and being able to represent their county is a terrific honor for the youth involved.

Over the course of this three day State 4-H Horse Show, members compete in: English and Western events, Dressage, Trail, Hunter Hack, Gymkhana, Draft Horse, Miniature Horse and PEP (Proud Equestrian Program) classes. Some of the best riders in Michigan have spent months and even years preparing for the show in hopes of improving their relationship with their animal, bringing home a gold medal or even being named Champion in an event. Although the show is very competitive, the memories made and the experience gained is by far the greatest reward of all!

A unique aspect of the State 4-H Horse Show is that it is almost completely run by volunteers; family and friends of 4-H from across the state come together to plan and run the show. Without their help, and the support of the many sponsors and commercial vendors, the event could not be as successful as it is.

The dates for the 2011 show are to be determined. Paperwork indicating the 4-Her’s intent to compete at the qualifying show must be submitted by May 1st. Paperwork includes a horse ID and their class list.

Guidelines, Registration, and Class List

- 2020 State Qualifying Show Eligibility Requirements
- 2020 State Qualifying Show Registration Form
- 2020 State Qualifying Show Class List

- 2019 State Qualifying Show Trail Pattern


Mini Guidelines, Registration, and Class List

- 2019 St. Clair County State Show 4-H Miniature

Press Release

-2010 Michigan 4-H State Horse Show